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WINE THEMED CRUISE

October 1-8, 2020

 

7-Night Cruise Aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaDolce

COUNTRIES: FRANCE • RIVERS: GARONNE, DORDOGNE

 

Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. 
Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, B
laye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food. On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.


 

 

 

DAY 1    Bordeaux : EMBARKATION
Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. (D)
 

DAY 2    Bordeaux / Libourne    
Bordeaux
    Morning scenic cruising
Libourne     Saint-Émilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé        wine tasting
        OR Saint-Émilion bike tour and wine tasting
        OR Château de Vayres

Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint Émilion, known for its celebrated vineyards, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine. (B,L,D)
 

DAY 3    Libourne / Blaye    
Lisbourne
    French country market visit with tastings
        OR Libourne bike tour
        OR Vineyard hike

Blaye        Free evening

Stroll through Libourne’s colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town on an invigorating bike tour or hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards. Later in the day, set sail for Blaye, where you’ll enjoy an evening at your leisure. (B,L,D)

DAY 4    Blaye / Bourg / Blaye    
Blaye
        Citadel visit
Bourg         Walking tour, Carriage Museum and wine festival
Blaye        OR Blaye bike tour
         OR Blaye to Bourg bike tour

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing. (B,L,D)B)

DAY 5    Pauillac    
Medoc Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and scenic vineyard tour

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed Médoc region, renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)


DAY 6    Cadillac / Bordeaux
Cadillac 
       Roquetaillade Castle with Sauternes wine tasting
Bordeaux     Illuminations cruise

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Next, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the 

highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky. (B,L,D)


DAY 7    Bordeaux
Bordeaux
    UNESCO city tour and Wine Museum
        OR Bordeaux bike tour

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)


DAY 8    Bordeaux    
DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (

 

 

 

 

Spacious Staterooms

Relax and rejuvenate in spacious, luxurious staterooms with plenty of amenities. Most feature French balconies that afford stunning views of the scenery along the river.

Award-Winning Dining

Savor exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table. You can also order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.

Public Spaces

With fewer passengers on board, guests can enjoy the luxury of space — our public areas, like lounges and restaurants, are never overcrowded.

 

Sightsee by Bike

With a fleet of bicycles on board, guests have the opportunity to explore Europe on our guided bike tours, or go discover on their own.

Massages & Hair Salon

After a marvelous day of immersive shore excursions, return to the ship and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a soothing massage.

Entertainment

Whether it’s a folkloric performance, local quartet, serenade of Parisian classics or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment on board.

 

INCLUDED TOURS


We realize that our guests have different tastes, so we’ve developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations, you’ll be free to choose from one of several options — all of which are included in your cruise fare. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Is it your first time in Vienna? Opt for an unforgettable exploration of the major sights led by a local, English-speaking guide that is well-versed in history and culture. Have you already been to Nuremberg? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of our Special Interest Tours, which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. We also offer different tour paces: Gentle, regular and active. The choice is yours.
 

 

 

PRICING

Category D     Upper Wall Window        from $4,138pp

Category C    French Balcony        
from $4,707pp


Category A    French Balcony          
from $4,950pp


$600/pp due at deposit, 30% due 11/15/19, 30% due 2/18/20, Final due by 6/12/20. 


Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to change. Pricing reflects payment as cash or check. A 3.5% convenience fee applies to credit card payments. Airfare, insurance, and transfers are additional. 
This trip requires a minimum of 15 cabins to sail. Payments will be held until group in finalized.